A significant price movement of a security or commodity between two trading sessions, such that there is no overlap in the trading ranges for the two days; or sometimes, such that the second day's opening price is outside the first day's trading range. also called price gap.

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You should try to make sure that there is not a big wage gap between some of your workers so everyone is treated fair.

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The gap between the close and the start of the following day puzzled traders as we knew there was a complex situation to investigate.

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My company reported its new earnings report after the market closed, meaning that there would be a big price gap between the closing price and the amount it opened at the next morning.

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